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This post is about a private tour (thanks to MWC Member Patti A. !) with MAD Assistant Curator Barbara Gifford…
This is a stream-of-conscious, pretty random and idiosyncratic list of upcoming (non-MWC) events, commentary, musings...which you might be interested in. It will be updated on an as-needed basis with the most recent addition being the first one that you see.
(Aug 29th, 2016): Blame it on EL NINO (sung to the strains of "Blame it on the Bossa Nova") - this next year's El Nino portends all make and manner of extreme things as waters in the Eastern Pacific warm up and create a colder and wetter late Winter / early Spring in the West and a milder Winter in the Northeast. It's supposed to far outpass the severity of the 1997 El Nino - and some say is associated with epidemics and civil unrest. What's next - locusts? ..... Participate in a long-standing NYC end of summer tradition and hike out to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (it's in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, within spitting distance of the old World's Fair Unisphere) to check out the US OPEN from Monday, August 31 to September 13th (maybe later if there's a lot of rain). It's easy to get to via public transportation; same subway station as for Citi Field. It's not a big deal to get tickets early in the tournament, especially on week-days. And that thwomp-thwomp-thwomp of tennis volleys is very relaxing ! ..... OK, it's not that likely you'll get tickets but it might be worth a shot to try to get into that crazy grown-up 81,000 white ball-pit called "JUMPIN' " - currently installed at 455 Broadway / 5th Floor from 10am to 4pm on weekdays until September 21st. The tickets were gone so long ago that it now appears there are a lot of no-shows - making it possible for walk-ins. Sponsored by the creative agency Pearlfisher to uh, "raise awareness for the transformative power of play" - like we didn't know ! ..... Can't even imagine what possessed Warren Price, the founding president of the Battery Park Conservancy to spend ten years and raise $16MM getting the SEA GLASS CAROUSEL built. (But, thank you, Mr. Price!) It's in that oddball, spiral- shaped building in Battery Park which, yes, is a carousel but instead of horses features huge, luminescent, fish twirling about in a light-show fantasia accompanied by a Moog-synthesized version of the first movement of Mozart's 40th Symphony. Whoa - it's not so much that the carousel moves your body ... it moves your mind and imagination. Go. Read More >>